Band 5 Staff Nurse - Winter Pressures
Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.
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Do you have passion for acute medicine and enjoy fast pace environments? If so, then the Royal Free Medicine and Urgent Care division may have the opportunity you are looking for!
We are about to expand our services and open up an acute medicine ward to work alongside our medical wards across the division and support our winter pressure planning. The aim of these areas is to receive admissions for patients who have gone through our pathways and require ongoing or further specialist care.
The Acute Medicine Team are passionate about developing and delivering a world class care service. Successful candidates will have the opportunity after the winter period to rotate to our other medical specialties across the division such as respiratory, MAU, Neurology/Stroke and older persons nursing.
Therefore this would be an ideal time for you to come on board and develop your acute nursing skills by working with our experienced, skilled and knowledgeable team. You will be supported to develop your skills to care for a wide variety of medical patients in their care journey.
We have vacancies for band 5 nurses who value team working, enthusiastic and have the desire and drive to ensure patients will receive the right care at the right time from staff that are compassionate and caring. In return, we can offer the right development and support by the multi-disciplinary team, clinical practice educators and a strong education ethos.
Main duties of the job
The main duties for this role are described in detail in the job description and person specification document, that is attached to this vacancy. Please ensure to read through to further your understanding of the role.
Working for our organisation
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.
Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top
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Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To be responsible for the unsupervised assessment of patient care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans of care, ensuring high standards of evidence based care using a defined model of care.
To undertake all nursing procedures in accordance with Trust policies and ensure that these procedures and policies are understood and adhered to by all staff, within own management responsibility.
To communicate with patients and significant others with empathy and reassurance regarding, assessment, care and treatment.
To maintain accurate and comprehensive nursing records using appropriate documentation.
To facilitate early discharge planning enabling appropriate arrangements to be in place for patients leaving hospital, making referrals and providing information to community services, as required, in order to achieve a safe and timely discharge from hospital.
Ensure safe custody and administration of drugs according to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust policy and procedures, including intravenous medication where appropriate.
Supervise junior staff, or unqualified staff, in all aspects of care. Ensure that staff has the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out care delegated to them.
To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote good communication and a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
To participate in the audit of the principles of the Essence of Care benchmarking process, and implement the action plans as required.
To ensure that the departmental co-ordinators are updated with clinical developments.
Implement safe working practices as required by the Health & Safety at Work Act.
To work with Lead and Senior Nurses, Bed Managers, Admissions and Infection Control to ensure optimal bed utilisation.
Royal Free World Class Values
- Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
Education & Professional Qualification
- First Level Registration
- Evidence of recent and ongoing professional development
- Post qualification in relevant speciality
- Recognized teaching or mentorship qualification or working towards
- Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
- Awareness of current professional nursing issues
- Demonstrates sound knowledge of infection control standards
- Demonstrates understanding of the importance of audit/quality
Skills & Aptitudes
- Ability to plan and prioritise workload
- Proven communication skills and ability to negotiate
- Skilled in use of computer/key board
- Ability to supervise registered and unregistered staff
- Ability to work well within a team
- Knowledge of risk management
- Ability to lead change and service improvement
- Aware of quality and safety standards and ward audit requirements
- To maintain a safe clinical environment conducive to patient care
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Craig Binch
- Job title
- Senior Matron
- Email address